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Fluoxetine/Prozac increase, side effects?

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I’ve been taking Prozac for about 2 years now and I’ve been stable on 40mg. Recently I had it increased to 60mg because I was having a tough time with depression. Recently I’ve noticed I have really shakey hands, because of this I am very clumsy and off balance. I’m kind of dizzy too. I almost feel really anxious, like I’ve had too much caffeine.

I can’t sit still. I know the dizziness could be a side effect but should I be freaked out by this?
 
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I’m not sure of this as a side effect but I’d contact your doctor to discuss what’s happening. It most probably is a side effect as youve just had it increased . I’m not sure how long you’ve been on the higher dose, so maybe the shaky hands may settle down .I've had this with some meds that I’ve been on but your doctor/MH team could put your mind at rest
 
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What you are experience is most likely side effects because of the increased dosage, how long have you taken the new dosage of medicine?

Best would be contacting your doctor.
 
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What you are experience is most likely side effects because of the increased dosage, how long have you taken the new dosage of medicine?

Best would be contacting your doctor.
I have been on new dosage for a week and a half now. I think I’m gonna call her up this morning. Just thought I’d see if anyone else has experienced this to calm my fears a little bit
 
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I have been on new dosage for a week and a half now. I think I’m gonna call her up this morning. Just thought I’d see if anyone else has experienced this to calm my fears a little bit
Then I would say it’s side effects because of the increased dosage. They will often turn up during the 2 weeks period of prozac. It’s always a thumb rule to directly contact your doctor when you experience side effects 😊
 
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I would think, that the shakiness is most likely could be that of anxiety which mine is hailed from, and or stressful situations. I doubt, that the Fluxoetine, would cause shakiness, I have been taking Fluxoetine myself at a rate of 7,5ml, and I haven't noticed very unusual shakiness.


However, you would have done the right t hing, by talking to your doctor and to see if could muster what the cause of it is.
 
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